In safety-critical industries such as mining, construction, and oil and gas, drug and alcohol policies are crucial to minimise risks in the workplace, ensure the safety of all employees, contractors and clients, and to ensure compliance with regulations. According to the Australian Drug Foundation, 5% of all Australian workplace deaths and 11% of accidents are attributed to alcohol use. With an estimated 62% of harmful drug and alcohol users in full-time employment, the need for workplace testing is a huge necessity in safety-critical industries such as construction and building, where a slight lapse in judgement or concentration can cause a devastating mistake.
Having the right alcohol or drug testing equipment can help employers and OHS officers detect and prevent drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace before it escalates. Andatech offers advice and training on drug and alcohol testing, and can provide tailored solutions and management for small to large companies in the mining, construction, and oil and gas industries. We specialise in guiding customers through all aspects of setting up, policy making and administration of drug and alcohol testing programs in the workplace. Our workplace breathalysers are Australian Standards AS3547 certified whereas our drug test kits are compliant with Australian Standards cut-off requirements for urine testing (AS4308) and oral fluid testing (AS4760).